Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
in iraq in the next hour here on cnn. >> pictures to show you now. rare photographs of president john f. kennedy that can only come from a real insider. they are from the personal collection of the president's special assistant, kennedy's best friend and confidant throughout his career. there hundreds of items to be sold to the highest bidders next month. from new york, alina, this is a fresh look at camelot. >> dare i say a look that we have never seen before. if i had to say it, i would call it the holy grail of jfk memorability. 723 lots and thens ousands of i in all. invitations and books and gifts from the kennedy family. take a look at this. jfk's bomber jacket. that has an estimate of 20 to $40,000, but undoubtedly it will go for more, probably a lot more. we are talking about really incredible stuff. it coincides with the 50th anniversary of jfk's assassination. i want to take you through the more interesting items. in addition to the bomber jacket and take a look at this amazing photo. a jfk jacquelyn and ethyl kennedy. you can see jackie holding the camera. she took this photo
Jan 27, 2013 1:00am EST
-- that, a columnist from "the new york times." we will get right into it. john, hot you wrote a book a few years back called open-" -- "bush country to go in which he celebrated the achievement of our 43rd president. he is a guy that thought deeply about immigration reform, poverty, and trying to craft a middle class agenda. now a lot are thinking the same thing. do you think republicans were too quick to abandon george w. bush? >> sorry. i was tweeting. [laughter] yes and no. politically, republicans distanced themselves from george w. bush because it was the thing to do. numbers do not lie. he became very unpopular. parties do not have to embrace figures and politicians to become unpopular. my view is that a lot of distress over bush's domestic agenda from which they fled in 2005. it had been an ancillary result of failure to defend iraq and have a favorable recognition. >> what might have been a successful policy agenda? >> i think the entire country stopped listening to president bush which would be good for the country when it lost faith that he was managing the war effectively.